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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

REVIEW: Replica - Jack Heath

Tuesday, 8 July 2014
GENRE: Dystopa/Futuristic
PAGES: 256
FORMAT: Paperback
BUY IT: Waterstones
RATING: 4 Stars

'Whose body is that on the table?' I ask. She stares at me, as though the answer is obvious. 'It's yours,' she says. Before I have time to scream, she types a command on the keyboard. My consciousness whirls away like storm water down a drain. Chloe wakes up to find all her memories have been wiped. And the only person who knows what happened is a teenage girl who looks and sounds exactly like her. Who is she? And what does she want? Chloe is running out of time to discover the truth. But she's in even more danger than she realizes, and nothing is as it seems ...

The opening chapters are honestly some of the best of any book that I've read and it doesn't really relent right up until the end. Chloe (which ever one, trying to the review as spoiler free as I can) is an admirable character, she is a 'machine' with strength and determination that you will not believe. The only thing that let this down for me was a bit of a lacklustre ending, however I'll let this off as I'm almost certain that this was done to allow for a sequel, that would tie-up some of those loose ends.

With incredibly striking cover art, Replica is exactly the type of book you'll highly recommend to friends and then you'll soon realise that you've started a trend! The style and pace of the book means that you'll probably read it in a few sittings or even one long night if you've got the stamina, which I don't! This is a smart YA novel that is action-packed and thought provoking, that raises some really interesting debate.

- Adam.

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